Welcome to our Knowledge Base
< All Topics

Commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

is a private business that accepts mail from the Postal Service on behalf of third parties.[1] A CMRA may also be known as a mail drop.A customer of a CMRA can receive mail and other deliveries at the street address of the CMRA rather than the customer’s own street address.

Depending on the agreement between the customer and the CMRA, the CMRA can forward the mail to the customer or hold it for pickup.unlike a post office box, a CMRA operates independently of the national postal administration and is therefore able to receive courier packages or other non-mail. CMRAs typically provide ancillary services such as facsimile, copy or courier. A customer may wish to use the services of a CMRA for privacy.

A customer in one community may contract with a CMRA in another community with a better known or more prestigious address. A business located near an international border may use a CMRA as a point of local presence to receive cross-border freight or correspondence at domestic (instead of international) rates.